Cécile Bitter has been the Deputy State Advocate since 2015. She represents the government in particular in all matters pertaining to criminal law enforcement, international criminal law and penitentiary law. In addition, she is involved in all areas of administrative law and on the interface between criminal and administrative law, particularly in terms of privacy and data exchange, the Public Administration (Probity Screening) Act (Wet Bibob), and oversight and enforcement. Cécile has extensive experience in litigation and is well used to working against tight deadlines, always taking into account the political implications of decisions or positions. She sometimes advises clients about mediation as an alternative form of dispute resolution and about their own role in the mediation process. Cécile has a particular fondness of languages.
Cécile studied Dutch Law and Dutch Language and Literature at Utrecht University. She chaired Pels Rijcken's partners' meeting from 2012 until early 2021.